Chris Wood Net Worth

Net Worth: $12 million
Date of Birth: December 7, 1990 (32 years old)
Height:1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Profession:Soccer Player

What is Chris Wood Net Worth

Chris Wood has a net worth of $12 million. He plays as a striker for the New Zealand national team and for the Premier League club Newcastle United.

Early Life

Christopher Grant Wood was born on 7 December 1991 in Auckland and groomed by an England mother Julie and an American father Grant.

Education and Career

After migrating to Hamilton at age 11, he was enrolled at St Paul’s Collegiate School in order to kickstart his career in footballing at Onehunga Sports. Chris has a brother name Chelsey who is a proficient soccer player.

Chris Wood competed for New Zealand’s under-20 team at the 2008 U20 Women’s World Cup in Chile and the 2010 U20 Women’s World Cup in Germany. As of October 2018, he was dating fellow professional soccer player Kirsty Linnett.

Club career

Early career

Chris Wood started his professional career with Cambridge FC, making his NRFL Division 2 debut at the age of 14 in 2006, and scoring on it.

After a brief stint the following season with neighborhood rivals Hamilton Wanderers in the NRFL Premier, he caught the eye of ASB Premiership team Waikato FC.

Newcastle United

Chris signed a £25 million contract estimated for a period of two and a half years with  Newcastle United subsequently after the trigger for the buyout clause.

According to Newcastle boss Eddie Howe, Chris Wood was a key acquisition at a pivotal point in the season.

After becoming the club’s second acquisition following the takeover from a Saudi-backed consortium, Wood described the move as an “exciting opportunity.” Just two days after joining the team, he began his first game for Newcastle against Watford, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

On March 10, 2022, Chris Wood netted his first goal for Newcastle, tying the score in a 2-1 league victory over Southampton.

On October 10, 2010, Wood scored his first goal for his country in a 1-1 tie with Honduras. He received a yellow card for his unconventional goal celebration, which included showing the audience his underwear.

On June 10, 2012, in the third/fourth play-off of the OFC Nations Cup, against Solomon Islands, Wood scored his first hat-trick in international action.

Chris Wood was selected for the New Zealand under-23 team for the 2012 Olympics, and on July 29, 2012, at Old Trafford, he scored in a 1-1 tie with Egypt under-23s.

Chris also started the final group match, a 3-0 loss to Brazil’s under-23 team, which resulted in eliminating the New Zealand Olympic team from the championship.

Tommy Smith had previously held the record for the All Whites’ youngest captain before Wood took it on November 14, 2014.

He helped New Zealand win the 2016 OFC Nations Cup and earn a spot in the Confederations Cup with his four goals.

In the absence of captain Winston Reid, Wood led his nation twice in November 2016 against New Caledonia, first in a 3-0 win on November 12 and again in a 0-0 stalemate three days later.

Wood served as his nation’s vice-captain during this time. Wood scored his sole goal of the competition on June 21 in a 2-1 loss to Mexico after being named captain for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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